“And let us pray and work, that the misunderstanding, the bitterness, the hate, and the frustration and the tension that exists may disappear and that the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Charity may prevail again amongst our people.”
Has the NAACP helped the American Negro, or hindered him? Whose assignment is it to downgrade a Negro community into a “ghetto,” and to see that it remains a “ghetto”? What did the U.S. Supreme Court do to the lives of more than 130,000 qualified Negro teachers in the South? What did the Communists do, in 1928, to insure today’s “civil rights” insurrection? Who really started church segregation in the South?
These and many other provocative questions are superbly answered in this probing and abundantly documented speech by a God-serving and patriotic American Negro who was enticed into Communism with Utopian promises, who worked his way up to the high echelons of the conspiracy, then suddenly and dramatically saw through the blandishments. That was the day Manning Johnson faced the jolting realization that he was being used as an activist in the plot to destroy his native land.
When the fever of managed news and manipulated mass communications has burned itself out, and truth once again shines on the avenues of information, Manning Johnson’s name will loom large and gloriously in the list of American Negroes of whom all Americans can be proud.
In the minds of many, a veil of mystery obscures the true circumstances of Manning Johnson’s death. Was he cleverly liquidated by subversive elements, or did he die of natural causes? That question, too, is answered in the introduction to this final speech of Manning Johnson.
July 12, 2021 Subject:
MYTHOLOGY RE MANNING JOHNSON
In December 1958, Manning Johnson testified at hearings conducted by the Arkansas Legislative Council Committee which was investigating possible links between communism and racial unrest in Arkansas. He previously testified in March 1957 at hearings conducted by the Louisiana Joint Legislative Committee on Segregation.
The FBI summary concerning Johnson’s Arkansas testimony pointed out that “…he is not in a position to speak authoritatively regarding the present tactics and activities of the Communist Party in the Negro field as he was dropped from the Communist Party in 1939. It would appear Johnson was attempting to prove or infer that the present racial unrest is the result of Communist Party policies formulated in the 1920s and 30s. This premise is not supported by data in Bufiles; however it is observed that the Communist Party, at every opportunity, has attempted to capitalize on the situation…Johnson’s testimony adds nothing to our knowledge in this field.” [FBI-HQ 62-105198, serial #8, page 1; SAC Little Rock to J. Edgar Hoover, regarding Arkansas Legislative Council Committee; also FBI-Little Rock 44-341].
The FBI also pointed out falsehoods in Johnson’s testimony. In one specific instance, with respect to Manning Johnson’s derogatory comments regarding the NAACP as a “Communist front”, the FBI observed that in response to an inquiry by the Pittsburgh PA Courier newspaper in April 1957, the Department of Justice informed the Courier that “the Department informed the NAACP that recent statements made by Johnson attempting to link the NAACP with the Communist Party did not reflect the views nor findings of the Justice Department; that Johnson was not one of its employees as reportedly cited in various newspaper accounts; and that Johnson in no way was connected with the Department nor did he speak for the Department.” [FBI-HQ 62-105198, serial #8, page 6; SAC Little Rock to J. Edgar Hoover, regarding Arkansas Legislative Council Committee; also FBI-Little Rock 44-341].
The Bureau concluded that:
“Despite the recurring allegations by Southern political leaders that the racial situation is Communist-inspired, our investigation of the Communist Party and the over-all racial situation in this country has reflected that in practically all instances, with relatively few exceptions, racial incidents in this country have not been caused or inspired by Communist Party elements.” [FBI-HQ 62-105198, serial #8, page 5; SAC Little Rock to J. Edgar Hoover, regarding Arkansas Legislative Council Committee; also FBI-Little Rock 44-341].
For additional details see: https://archive.org/details/arkansaslegislativecouncilcommitteehq62105198/mode/2up
In April 1951 Manning admitted lying under oath during the sedition trial of Steve Nelson.
Manning Johnson's book was published by Alliance, Inc. in New York. “Alliance, Inc.” was a publishing house in New York City operated by Archibald B. Roosevelt (a Birch Society member who was the son of Theodore Roosevelt).
This same Archibald Roosevelt wrote a letter to Verne Kaub in 1962 which described the political situation in New York. Roosevelt told Kaub that “professional do-gooders” planned “to be elected by being extreme pro-negro…By extreme I really mean special privileges for the negro, who in most cases is certainly below the average white man in intelligence.” [9/20/62 letter from Archibald B. Roosevelt to Verne P. Kaub, Madison WI].
THAT is how Birchers used Manning Johnson but behind his back they adopted and circulated racist arguments.